Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir is in negotiations to join Bellator MMA.
Mir recently was released by the UFC but is still under suspension by the U.S Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) until April.
However, Mir is free to negotiate with other promotions and has been in talks with Bellator and Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB).
Mir also said he’d be interested in fight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, who most recently fought for Bellator.
“I think that would be a phenomenal fight to have on my name as far as somebody that I faced throughout my career,” Mir said.
“Fedor is kind of hard to nail down to one company. So I don’t want to get in a situation where I’ve been the last 16 years where I’m like, ‘Hey, I’d like to make this fight work, but I fight for the UFC and he won’t fight for the UFC,’ so that sucks. It was never gonna happen. So I kind of want to avoid that pitfall in the future.
“Not only am I selling myself as a fighter, but I’m also selling potential opponents in the future. Like, ‘Hey if you sign me, this is a potential fight you could make.’”